My current research interests are on the following domains:

  1. The development of research methodologies of a computational nature to social science problems, in particular, in behavioural science research.

  2. The use of ‘big experimentations’ (large scale experiments) in the social sciences.

  3. Applications of evolutionary thinking in sociology.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Veltri, G. A., Steinert, J. I., Sternberg, H., Galizzi, M. M., Fasolo, B., Kourtidis, P., Büthe, T., & Gaskell, G. (2024). Assessing the perceived effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions on SARS-Cov-2 transmission risk: An experimental study in Europe. Scientific Reports, 14(1), 1-9.

  • Andrei, F., & Veltri, G. A. (2024). Social influence in the darknet market: The impact of product descriptions on cocaine sales. International Journal of Drug Policy, 124, 104328.

  • Kathleen McColl, Dylan Martin-Lapoirie, Giuseppe A. Veltri, Pierre Arwidson & Jocelyn Raude (2024) Does vaccination elicit risk compensation? Insights from the COVID-19 pandemic in France, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 12:1, DOI: 10.1080/21642850.2023.2287663

  • Veltri, G.A. (2023). Harnessing heterogeneity in behavioural research using computational social science. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-18. doi:10.1017/bpp.2023.35

  • Martinelli, M., & Veltri, G. A. (2023). COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: A comparative longitudinal analysis of the association between risk perception, confidence, and the acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. Risk Analysis, 00, 1– 15.

  • Veltri, G. A. Lupianez-Villanueva F., Folkvord, F., Theben, A., & Gaskell G. (2023). The impact of online platform transparency of information on consumers’ choices. Behavioural Public Policy, 7(1), 55-82. doi:10.1017/bpp.2020.11

  • Allum, Nick; Reid, Abigail; Bidoglia, Miriam; Gaskell, George; Aubert-Bonn, Noémie; Buljan, Ivan; Fuglsang, Simon; Horbach, Serge; Kavouras, Panagiotis; Marušić, Ana; Mejlgaard, Niels; Pizzolato, Daniel; Roje, Rea; Tijdink, Joeri; Veltri, Giuseppe, Researchers on research integrity: a survey of European and American researchers. in F1000RESEARCH, v. 12, (2023), p. 187. - URL: . - DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.128733.1

  • Martinelli M, Veltri GA (2022) Shared understandings of vaccine hesitancy: How perceived risk and trust in vaccination frame individuals’ vaccine acceptance. PLOS ONE 17(10): e0276519.

  • Janina I Steinert, Henrike Sternberg, Giuseppe A Veltri, Tim Büthe (2022) How should COVID-19 vaccines be distributed between the global north and south: a discrete choice experiment in six european countries. eLife 11:e79819.

  • Horbach, Serge P J M; Bouter, Lex M; Gaskell, George; Hiney, Maura; Kavouras, Panagiotis; Mejlgaard, Niels; Allum, Nick; Aubert Bonn, No ́emie; Bendtsen, Anna-Kathrine; Charitidis, Costas A; Claesen, Nik; Dierickx, Kris; Domaradzka, Anna; Elizondo, Andrea Reyes; Fo ̈ger, Nicole; Kaltenbrunner, Wolfgang; Konach, Teodora; Labib, Krishma; Maruˇsi ́c, Ana; Pizzolato, Daniel; Ravn, Tine; Roje, Rea; Sørensen, Mads P; Taraj, Borana; Veltri, Giuseppe A; Tijdink, Joeri K,(2022) “Designing and implementing a research integrity promotion plan: Recommendations for research funders” in PLOS BIOLOGY, v. 20, n. 8 (2022), p. e3001773.- doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3001773

  • Steinert Janina I., Sternberg Henrike, Prince Hannah, Fasolo Barbara, Galizzi Matteo M., Büthe Tim, & Veltri Giuseppe A. (2022.). COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in eight European countries: Prevalence, determinants, and heterogeneity. Science Advances, 8(17), eabm9825.

  • Martinelli, Mauro and Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri. «Do cognitive styles affect vaccine hesitancy? A dual-process cognitive framework for vaccine hesitancy and the role of risk perceptions». Social Science & Medicine, 16 September 2021, 114403.

  • Codagnone, C., Bogliacino, F., Gómez, C., Folkvord, F., Liva, G., Charris, R., Montealegre, F., Lupiañez Villanueva, F. & Giuseppe A. Veltri, G.A. (2021) Restarting “Normal” Life after Covid-19 and the Lockdown: Evidence from Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Social Indicators Research.

  • Marzouki, Y., Aldossari, F.S. & Veltri, G.A. Understanding the buffering effect of social media use on anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 8, 47 (2021).

  • Bogliacino, F., Codagnone, C., Montealegre, F., Folkvord, F., Gómez, C., Charris, R., Liva, G., Lupiáñez-Villanueva, F., & Veltri, G. A. (2021). Negative shocks predict change in cognitive function and preferences: Assessing the negative affect and stress hypothesis. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 3546.

  • Codagnone, Cristiano, Francesco Bogliacino, Camilo Gómez, Rafael Charris, Felipe Montealegre, Giovanni Liva, Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Frans Folkvord, e Giuseppe A. Veltri. «Assessing concerns for the economic consequence of the COVID-19 response and mental health problems associated with economic vulnerability and negative economic shock in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom». PLOS ONE 15, n. 10 (27 ottobre 2020): e0240876.

  • Mejlgaard, N., Bouter, L. M., Gaskell, G., Kavouras, P., Allum, N., Bendtsen, A.-K., Charitidis, C. A., Claesen, N., Dierickx, K., Domaradzka, A., Elizondo, A. R., Foeger, N., Hiney, M., Kaltenbrunner, W., Labib, K., Maruˇsi´c, A., Sørensen, M. P., Ravn, T., Tijdink, J. K., Veltri, G. A. (2020). Research integrity: Nine ways to move from talk to walk. Nature 586, 358-360. 

  • Folkvord, Frans, Cristiano Codagnone, Francesco Bogliacino, and Giuseppe A. Veltri. (2019). ‘Experimental Evidence on Measures to Protect Consumers of Online Gambling Services.’ Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.20-29.

  • Folkvord, F., Veltri, G. A., Lupiáñez-Villanueva, F., Tornese, P., Codagnone, C., & Gaskell, G. (2019). The effects of ecolabels on environmentally- and health-friendly cars: An online survey and two experimental studies. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

  • Bogliacino, F., Codagnone, C., & Veltri, G. A. (2019). Citizens–experts’ interactions under different institutional arrangements: assessing the role of uncertainty, interests, and values. Journal of Institutional Economics, 1–19.

  • Santarpia, A., Veltri, G. A., Berreby, H., Menicacci, A., & Uebel, M. (2019). Positive and negative valences of the Human body in schizophrenia: A pilot study of emotional narrative regarding the front and back. New Ideas in Psychology, 54, 27–34.

  • Veltri, G. A., Redd, R., Mannarini, T., & Salvatore, S. (2019). The identity of Brexit: A cultural psychology analysis. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 29(1), 18–31.

  • Bajnaid, A., Elyas, T., Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri,., & Masa’deh, R. (2018). Utilizing Matrimonial Web sites Among Saudi Users: An Empirical Study: Digest of Middle East Studies. Digest of Middle East Studies.

  • Sun, S., Veltri, G. A., & Wang, F. (2018). Representations of electronic cigarettes in Chinese media. BMC Public Health, 18(1).

  • Salvatore, S., Mannarini, T., Avdi, E., Battaglia, F., Cremaschi, M., Fini, V., … Veltri, G. A. (2018). Globalization, demand of sense and enemization of the other: A psychocultural analysis of European societies’ sociopolitical crisis. Culture & Psychology, 1354067X1877905. doi 10.1177/1354067X18779056.

  • Salvatore, S.,Fini, Viviana; Mannarini, Terri; Veltri, Giuseppe Alessandro; et al.(2018). Symbolic universes between present and future of Europe. First results of the map of European societies’ cultural milieu. PLoS One, 13(1), pp.e0189885–33.

  • Veltri, G.A. & Ivchenko, A., (2017). The impact of different forms of cognitive scarcity on online privacy disclosure. Computers in Human Behavior, 73 (August 2017): 238–46. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.03.018

  • Ciavolino, Enrico; Redd, Rozlyn; Avdi, Evrinomy; Falcone, Matteo; Fini, Viviana; Kadianaki, Irini; Kullasepp, Katrin; Mannarini, Terri; Matsopoulos, Anastassios; Mossi, Piergiorgio; Rochira, Alessia; Santarpia, Alfonso; Sammut, Gordon; Valsiner, Jaan; Veltri, Giuseppe Alessandro; Salvatore, Sergio, ““Views of Context”. An instrument for the analysis of the cultural milieu. A first validation study” in ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF APPLIED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, v. 10, n. 2 (2017), p. 599-628.

  • Sammut, Gordon; Jovchelovitch, Sandra; Buhagiar, Luke Joseph; Veltri, Giuseppe A.; Redd, Rozlyn; Salvatore, Sergio, “Arabs in Europe: Arguments for and Against Integration” in Peace and Conflict, v. 2017, (2017) . doi: 10.1037/pac0000271

  • Veltri, G.A. Big Data is not only about data: the two cultures of modelling.(2017) Big Data & Society, 4, no. 1 (June 2017) doi:10.1177/2053951717703997.

  • Veltri, G.A. and Atanasova, D. (2017) ‘Climate change on Twitter: Content, media ecology and information sharing behaviour’, Public Understanding of Science, 26(6), pp. 721–737. Available at:

  •  Folkvord F., Lupiáñez-Villanueva F., Codagnone C., Bogliacino F., Veltri G. & Gaskell G.(2017), Does a ‘protective’ message reduce the impact of an advergame promoting unhealthy foods to children? An experimental study in Spain and the Netherlands, Appetite, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.01.026

  • Livingstone, S., Ólafsson, K., Helsper, E. J., Lupiáñez-Villanueva, F., Veltri, G. A. and Folkvord, F. (2017), Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risks for Children Online: The Role of Digital Skills in Emerging Strategies of Parental Mediation. Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12277

  • Codagnone, C., Veltri, G.A., Bogliacino, F. et al.(2016) Labels as nudges? Economia Politica. First online: 30 September 2016 doi:10.1007/s40888-016-0042-2

  • First authors: Bogliacino, F.; Codagnone, C.; Veltri, G. A + Amitav Chakravarti, A.; Gaskell, G.; Ivchenko, A.;Lupiáñez-Villanueva, F.; Mureddu, F.; Ortoleva, P.; Rudisill, C. (2015).Pathos & Ethos: Emotions and willingness to pay for tobacco products. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0139542. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139542

  • Bogliacino F, Codagnone C, Veltri G.(2015) The Behavioural Turn in Consumer Policy: Perspectives and Clarifications. Intereconomics 50(2):108-114.

  • Sudhahara, S., Veltri, G. A. and Cristianini, N. (2015). Automated analysis of the US presidential elections using big data and network analysis. Big Data & Society Mar 2015,2(1): 1-28. doi:10.1177/2053951715572916

  • Lansdall-Welfare, T., Sudhahar, S., Veltri, G. A., & Cristianini, N. (2014). On the Coverage of Science in the Media: A Big Data Study on the Impact of the Fukushima Disaster. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE, 60-66.

  • Codagnone, C., Veltri, G., Lupianez-Villanueva,F. and Bogliacino, F.(2014) The challenges and opportunities of nudging. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-203948 

  • \Veltri, G.A. (2014) The myth of ‘three Italies’: differences and similarities in environmental values between macro regions. European Societies 16(5), 763-793. doi:10.1080/14616696.2014.904915

  • Veltri, G.A., Lim, J. and Miller, R. (2014). More than meets the eye: the contribution of qualitative research to evidence based policy making, [Editorial] Innovation Vol. 27 (1), 2014. doi10.1080/13511610.2013.806211      

  • Veltri, G.A.(2013) Social Signification And Social Representations [Editorial]. Papers on Social Representations Volume 22, pages 17.1-17.5.

  • Veltri, G.A. (2013). Microblogging and Nanotweets: Nanotechnology on Twitter. Public Understanding of Science 22(7) 832-849, 2013. doi10.1177/0963662512463510     

  • Veltri, G. A.(2013) Viva la Nano-Revolucion! A semantic analysis of the Spanish national Press. Science Communication, 35(2):143-167. doi{10.1177/1075547012440353}

  • Veltri, G. A., and A. Suerdem (2013). World views and discursive construction of GMO related risk perceptions in Turkey. Public Understanding of Science 22(2):131-154.       doi 10.1177/0963662511423334

  • Veltri, G.A.(2012) Information flows and centrality among elite European newspapers: a network approach to the European Public Sphere. European Journal of Communication, 27(4):354-375. doi10.1177/0267323112459321 

  • Veltri, G.A, and A.Crescentini (2011). The anchoring nanotechnology in the European national press.The International Journal of Science in Society, 2(2):127-138.

  • Veltri, G. A., and A. Mammone (2011). Italy in Chiaroscuro: the dark shadows of modern Italian society. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 13(3):297-304.      doi 10.1080/13545710802218486}

  • Gaskell, G., T. Ten Eyck, Jackson, J and Veltri, G.A.(2005). ’Imagining Nanotechnology: Cultural Support for Innovation in Europe and the United States. Public Understanding of Science, 14(1):81-90, 2005. doi10.1177/0963662505048949

  • Gaskell, G., T. Ten Eyck, Jackson, J and Veltri, G.A. (2004). ’Public attitudes to nanotech in Europe and United States. Nature (Materials), 3(8):496-496, 2004. doi 10.1038/nmat1181


  • Veltri, G.A. (2023). Describing Human Behaviour Through Computational Social Science. In: Bertoni, E., Fontana, M., Gabrielli, L., Signorelli, S., Vespe, M. (eds) Handbook of Computational Social Science for Policy. Springer, Cham. 

  • Veltri, G.A. (2022). Experiments. Chapter in Manzo, G. (editor). Research Handbook on Analytical Sociology. Cheltenham (UK):  Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Salvatore, S., Valsiner, J., & Veltri, G. A. (2019). The Theoretical and Methodological Framework. Semiotic Cultural Psychology, Symbolic Universes and Lines of Semiotic Forces. In S. Salvatore, V. Fini, T. Mannarini, J. Valsiner, & G. A. Veltri (Eds.), Symbolic Universes in Time of (Post)Crisis: The Future of European Societies (pp. 25–49). \doi10.1007/978-3-030-19497-0

  • Salvatore, S., Mannarini, T., Avdi, E., Battaglia, F., Cremaschi, M., Davanzati, G. F., … Veltri, G. A. (2019). Symbolic Universes and (Post)Crisis Scenarios. In S. Salvatore, V. Fini, T. Mannarini, J. Valsiner, & G. A. Veltri (Eds.), Symbolic Universes in Time of (Post)Crisis: The Future of European Societies (pp. 257–270). \doi10.1007/978-3-030-19497-0

  • Salvatore, S., Avdi, E., Battaglia, F., Bernal-Marcos, M. J., Buhagiar, L. J., Ciavolino, E., … Veltri, G. A. (2019). Distribution and Characteristics of Symbolic Universes Over the European Societies. In S. Salvatore, V. Fini, T. Mannarini, J. Valsiner, & G. A. Veltri (Eds.), Symbolic Universes in Time of (Post)Crisis: The Future of European Societies (pp. 135–170). \doi10.1007/978-3-030-19497-0

  • Salvatore, S., Avdi, E., Battaglia, F., Bernal-Marcos, M. J., Buhagiar, L. J., Ciavolino, E., … Veltri, G.A. Valmorbida, A. (2019). The Cultural Milieu and the Symbolic Universes of European Societies. In S. Salvatore, V. Fini, T. Mannarini, J. Valsiner, & G. A. Veltri (Eds.), Symbolic Universes in Time of (Post)Crisis: The Future of European Societies (pp. 53–133). \doi10.1007/978-3-030-19497-0

  • BOOK CHAPTER) Veltri, G.A.(2016) Social Semiotics and Social Representations Theory. In Handbook of Social Representations edited by G. Sammuth, E.Andreoli, G. Gaskell and Valsiner, J. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scientific reports

  • Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, George Gaskell, Pietro Tornese, José Vila, Yolanda Gómez, Anthony Allen, Giuseppe Veltri and Cristiano Codagnone (2018).Behavioural study on the transparency of online platforms. Brussels: Office for Official Publications of the European Commission, 2018. ISBN: 978-92-9200-879-6.

  • Cristiano, Codagnone; Francisco, Lupiáñez-Villanueva; Pietro, Tornese; George, Gaskell; Veltri, Giuseppe Alessandro; Jose, Vila; Yolanda, Franco; Simone Vitiello and Alexandra, Theben; Pietro, Ortoleva; Valeria Cirillo and Marta, Fana), “Behavioural study on the effects of an extension of access to social protection for people in all forms of employment”, Brussels: Office for Official Publications of the European Commission, 2018. - ISBN: 978-92-79-80005-4; doi10.2767/180611

  •  Lupiáñez-Villanueva, F.,  Gaskell,g,   Veltri, G., Theben,A., Folkford, F., Bonatti, L.,  Bogliacino,F, Fernández, L., and Codagnone, C. (2016).  Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour. Office for Official Publications of the European Commission. Luxembourg. 

  • Codagnone, C., Bogliacino, F., Ivchencko, A., Veltri, G., Gaskell, G.(2014) Study on online gambling and adequate measures for the protection of consumers of gambling services}. Office for Official Publications of the European Commission. Luxembourg. doi 10.13140/2.1.1850.2083

  • Codagnone, C., Bogliacino, F., Veltri, G.(2013) Testing  CO2 Car labelling options and consumer information}. Office for Official Publications of the European Commission. Luxembourg. 10.13140/2.1.5099.2327

Research grants

  • 2020. Horizon 2020. Project Grant: 2,789,000 Euros. Project name ISEED. WP5.

  • 2020. Horizon 2020. Project Grant: 10,000,000. Euro Project name PERISCOPE (Pan-European Response to the ImpactS of Covid-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics). WP5 Behavioural research

  • 2018. Horizon 2020. Project grant: Euro 3,999,860 Project name: SOPs4RI (Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity), WP on Digital research integrity. Type: CSA. WP Budget: Euro 117,500.

  • DG CHAFEA. (2017) Behavioural Study on the Transparency of Online Platforms. Value: Euro 400,000.

  • DG ENV (2016). Assessment of different communication vehicles for providing Environmental Footprint information. Value: Euro 500,000.

  • British Academy - Newton International Grant. Increasing awareness of safe driving through social media in Malaysia. Value = GBP 75,000

  • 2015. Horizon 2020. HORIZON 2020. Project grant: Euros 2,724,473. WP Budget: Euros 274,563. Project: Re.Cri.RE. Type: RIA. WP on online public opinion analysis using ‘Big Data’.

  • Senior Research staff,``Framework Contract on Behavioural Studies’’,European Commission EAHC/2011/CO/01,Euro 10,000,000, January 15,~2012 to December 31,~2016.

  • DG SANCO 2014: Study on marketing to children through social media, online games and mobile applications. Value: Euros 530,000.

  • DG SANCO 2013: Study on online gambling and adequate measures for the protection of consumers of gambling services. Value: Euros 316,000

  • DG SANCO 2012/2013: Study on tobacco labelling and packaging. Value: Euros 285,000

  • DG CLIMA 2012/2013: Study on testing CO2 Car Labelling options and consumer information. Value: Euros 275,000

  • JRC IPTS 2012/2013: Using social media to nudge increased physical activity in young citizens. Value: Euros 30,000